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AMAZING MATILDA: A Monarch's Tale by Bette A. Stevens

Author: Bette A. Stevens
Title: AMAZING MATILDA: A Monarch’s Tale
Printed by CreateSpace
Published (July 2, 2012) Amazon.com
Price: $9.49 Paperback
Available at Amazon http://www.amazon.com/Amazing-Matilda-Monarchs-Bette-Stevens/dp/1470187663/ref=sr_1_2?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1341698525&sr=1-2&keywords=Monarch+butterflies
Contact: Bette A. Stevens, (207) 938-2753, bettestevens@tds.net
Amazing Matilda and her meadowland friends will show you how
HARTLAND, ME – September 27, 2012 –
One concern parents have is how to inspire their children to meet challenges with patience and persistence. This is the plot of a new book, Amazing Matilda. In this story a caterpillar wants to learn how to fly. She asks all of her friends in the meadow, but doesn’t find an easy answer. Yet, she continues the quest until at last she becomes what she wants to be: a butterfly.
“Amazing Matilda – A Monarch’s Tale is a brilliant book by author Bette A. Stevens… I can say without hesitation that it is a well written book filled with excitement and adventure.” (Excerpt from Palmetto Review by dwgodby) http://dwgodby.blogspot.com/2012/07/amazing-matilda-monarchs-tale.html .
“Amazing Matilda is just that. Amazing! This book will teach kids about following their dreams and how to be patient and that they can do anything they want.” David M. Howard, UNCLE-DAVE’S BOOKS (Matilda made ‘September Book of the Month’ at Uncle-Dave’s.) https://www.facebook.com/davidmhoward?ref=ts

Tiny Matilda becomes discouraged when she is unable to fly during the early stages as a larva. But, this Amazing Monarch never gives up on her dream. Unlike her meadowland friends, Matilda doesn’t want to leap onto ledges or to bound across fields, she only wants to fly. At first, Matilda’s friends laugh at her because she doesn’t have any wings. They wonder: How can a creature without wings ever hope to fly? While Matilda progresses through the various stages of her metamorphosis from egg to butterfly, her friends recall how they felt before they were able to do all of the things they had dreamed of doing and how hard they had to keep trying to do all of those things. Encouraged by her meadowland friends, Matilda learns that if she tries long enough and hard enough, she can do anything that she really wants to do.
Stevens says, “Matilda’s story is my story. It’s your story, too. It’s everyone’s story. Meeting the challenges of life at every stage of life is no easy task. Matilda and her friends encourage readers and listeners alike to meet those challenges.”
Stevens hopes to encourage children to keep trying to do what they really want to do. It shows that they should seek out advice and encouragement from others. They shouldn’t be afraid to ask a question if they want to know something.
“”Always follow your dreams, even when it seems difficult,” Stevens advises. “Encourage others to follow their dreams by sharing your own experiences.”
Bette A. Stevens received her B.S. in Elementary Education from the University of Maine at Orono before embarking on graduate courses in Curriculum Studies at Chapman University in California. She has taught in elementary and middle school classrooms in California and Virginia. Stevens and her husband are now retired and living in Hartland, ME. Stevens has written articles for ECHOES, The Northern Maine Journal of Rural Culture based in Caribou, Maine. Her love of children, of literature and of learning inspired her to write her first children’s book, The Tangram Zoo and Word Puzzles Too! http://www.amazon.com/The-Tangram-Zoo-Word-Puzzles/dp/1470124777

You can find Stevens’s latest children’s picture book: AMAZING MATILDA, A Monarch’s Tale, at Amazon.com, Barnes and Noble.com or your favorite online bookstore.
AMAZING MATILDA: A Monarch’s Tale (CreateSpace, 8 ½ x 11, Paperback, $9.49 ISBN -13 9781470187668) Available at Amazon http://www.amazon.com/Amazing-Matilda-Monarchs-Bette-Stevens/dp/1470187663/ref=sr_1_2?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1341698525&sr=1-2&keywords=Monarch+butterflies




CONTACT: Bette A. Stevens, (207) 938-2753, bettestevens@tds.net
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